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What is the difference in "or" versus "and" between co-owners?
The conjunctions "or" and "and" determine who is required to sign the title when a mobile home is sold. If "or," either of the co-owners can sign independently and without the other's knowledge. If "and," both co-owners must sign. Regardless of the conjunction used, both owners are equal owners of the mobile home. (Note: Double-wide mobile homes have two titles, and triple-wide mobile homes have three titles. All titles require sign-off when sold.)
If I am unable to come in, can I give someone the authority to sign on my behalf?
Yes. You can complete a limited power of attorney form and appoint someone to sign title-related documents on your behalf, as long as that person brings his or her valid (unexpired) state-issued license/ID or valid (unexpired) passport.
The form is specific to each mobile home title. This means a double-wide mobile home requires two forms, and a triple-wide mobile home requires three forms.
Please note that this is not the same type of power of attorney that is prepared by a lawyer. However, a general or durable power of attorney may also be accepted upon approval by our office.
You must present our office with the original limited power of attorney form. If using a general or durable power of attorney, you may submit a photocopy instead of the original.
Note: If the general or durable power of attorney was issued on or after October 1, 2011, it must also include two witnesses' signatures, the principal's signature, and notarization (or a perjury clause if it's not notarized). If it does not have all of these components, our office cannot accept it.
Any power of attorney submitted must be accompanied by a legible photocopy of the applicant's valid (unexpired) state-issued license/ID or valid (unexpired) passport.